Team USA rode the London Underground during the 2012 Olympics, Jay Z took the subway to his concert in Brooklyn, now Rajon Rondo is continuing the trend. He also owned a reporter as well. Bonus.
RONDO TAKES PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO NETS-CLETICS OPENER
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo fancied being a people’s person on the night of the C’s opening game against the Brooklyn Nets.
He went from being 50/50 to be fit, to being in the starting line-up and then went public by being snapped on Twitter using the subway, which led to his amusing back-and-forth between Rondo and a reporter.
Via Boston Globe:
The Orange Line makes a stop at North Station, which is also the home of the TD Garden, where the Celtics play. Before the game, a reporter inquired to Rondo about his travel habits to the Celtics opener. At first, the point guard wasn’t exactly forthcoming, but Rondo changed his tune when presented with the evidence.
Reporter: Did you ride the T to the game?
Reporter: There was a picture of you on the T.
Rondo: “Oh, is that right? Then why did you ask me that question? You are giving away my transportation to the game man!”
MARC GASOL TO THE KNICKS????
The New York Knicks will have a lot of cap space next season, and with Marc Gasol being a free agent next summer, brother and new Chicago Bulls acquisition Pau believes that Marc could head there.
Via NY Post:
Pau, in town with the Bulls, his new team, said it is “possible” his 29-year-old brother could wind up in New York and mentioned he has talked to Marc about Knicks president Phil Jackson in the past. […] “We’ll see what happens next year, what he decides. Hopefully he’ll have a strong year and all the options in the world, because he’s one of the top centers, interior players in the league, so any team would be fortunate to have him,” the 34-year-old Spaniard said of his younger brother, before the Bulls demolished the Knicks, 104-80, Wednesday night at the Garden. “It’s a personal decision. I talked to my brother enough about Phil that he knows what he brings to the table.
“I don’t know how much he’s involved in the team, really. He’s in an upstairs position, management position. He’s not on the court every day, so it’s something that [his brother will] consider when he gets to that point.”
“I considered them just because of different factors, mainly Phil and Derek being involved, the Knicks being a great organization as well,” Pau said. “It would’ve been interesting, but I thought there were better situations for me.” […] “Overall, I feel it’s a much more balanced team, with better weapons overall,” said Pau, a four-time All-Star. “I fit in better and it’s a team that’s automatically a contender.”
JACKSON UNLIKELY TO SIGN NEW DEAL WITH THUNDER
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is unlikely to continue on with the Thunder and could become a restricted free agent after October 31.
Via The Oklahoman:
The clock continues to tick toward Friday’s deadline for the Thunder to come to terms on a contract extension for guard Reggie Jackson.
But as the deadline nears, a deal appears unlikely to get done and talks will have to resume next summer when Jackson becomes a restricted free agent.
The Thunder can match any offer Jackson might receive next summer, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti repeatedly has made it clear that the franchise intends to keep Jackson.
But the price tag could be going up.
As a talent Jackson is widely viewed as being on par with those players or, in some cases better, and their contracts are likely to be used by Jackson’s representatives as barometers in negotiations with the Thunder.